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Should vs. shall in Direct speech

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Should vs. shall in Direct speech

Postby Vega » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:55 am

Hello there,

Indirect I asked him where I should wait for him.
Direct I asked: Where shall/ should I wait for you?

Which word acceptable in the direct speech?
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Re: Should vs. shall in Direct speech

Postby Tukanja » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:26 pm

Where should I wait on you? (If you ask your friend) (Where to wait?)

The modal shall is a must in the sentences like this one below

The Handling agent shall provide licensed personnel for handling these dangerous goods.
You shall be waiting for him at the rear of the building if you wanna catch him up.

Where shall I be waiting for you? means for me that I must wait on you at the place you asked because it is a part of the deal between us.

In addition Indirect speech:

I asked him where I should wait.
I asked him where I had to wait.
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Re: Should vs. shall in Direct speech

Postby Vega » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:35 am

Thanks!
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